Struggling to breathe is frightening. Learn about asthma in our blog

Asthma 101

Asthma is a lung disease that makes it hard to move air in and out of the lungs. There is always some level of inflammation in the airways, so the goal is control when it comes to managing flare-ups. Reducing exposure to triggers and learning when to use medications are some of the basics at …

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Eating towards better COPD management

Eating Towards Better COPD Management

It seems there is a diet for everything these days. This comes as no surprise from a generation ingrained with the four food groups early in life. What you consume either positively or negatively affects the overall health of our bodies. Chronic conditions like COPD can benefit from foods targeted to help ease symptoms and feel better. …

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Why COVID-19 studies are still critical

Why COVID Studies Are Still Critical

Over a year has passed since COVID-19 took center stage in our lives. I think we can all agree that every week, things get a little less scary. Life is slowly getting back to normal as vaccine distribution continues to ramp up and appointments become less scarce. While it seems like everything is moving in …

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March into kidney disease awareness

March into Kidney Disease Awareness

Over 26 million Americans have a form of chronic kidney disease. Managing chronic kidney disease can slow the progression and avoid long-term health issues later on. National Kidney Month is underway, and this year’s focus is on how every person can prioritize their kidneys’ health. Those unaware of their risk join the millions of others …

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Root Virtual Assistant

Meet Root – Your New Text Virtual Assistant!

Introducing your new text virtual assistant for our clinical studies. Meet Root! Root can answer your questions, schedule appointments, and tell your study team when you need help! We look forward to supporting you on your study journey.

5 Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccine Debunked by a Doctor

After you’re fully vaccinated, can you stop wearing your mask? Can the vaccine have an impact on a woman’s fertility? Central Florida pulmonologist Dr. Faisal Fakih joins Ybeth and Greg in this week’s special edition of our Beyond the Soundbite podcast to separate fact from fiction.  IN THIS EPISODE Dr. Faisal Fakih’ Twitter: @OrlandoLungDoc ABOUT …

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5 mitos sobre la vacuna COVID-19 desmentidos por un médico

Después de estar completamente vacunado, ¿Se puede dejar de usar la mascarilla? ¿Puede la vacuna tener un impacto en la fertilidad de la mujer? ¿Pueden vacunarse los inmigrantes indocumentados y qué ocurrirá con ellos en los centros de vacunación? El Dr. Faisal Fakih es un neumólogo de Winter Park, Florida, con casi 50 años de …

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Why you should participate in clinical research in 2021, Black male standing and smiling with arms crossed

Why You Should Participate in Research in 2021

Scientists, health officials, and researchers mobilized forces in a global effort to fight COVID-19 in 2020. Diagnostic tests, treatments, and vaccines soon became a reality where very little existed before. Despite the unknowns, lockdowns, and misinformation, many chose to give back by volunteering in research studies. 2020 gave us a lot of reasons why you …

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Researching a Pandemic- COVID-19, clinical research

Researching a Pandemic: COVID-19

Scientists, researchers, and health experts work around the clock to bring new therapies to prevent and treat COVID-19. New treatments determined to be safe and effective through initial testing in the lab will then move on to clinical research studies. Clinical research studies continue evaluating the safety and efficacy of the new therapies when introduced …

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